Maggie and Sam seek revenge against their exes: in the parks, lofts and trendy eateries of New York's SoHo, they unleash their diabolical brand of urban espionage. — Genre: Feature Film-Comedy — Rating: R — Release Date: 3-FE... more »B-2004
This movie is lots of fun to watch. Matthew Broderick at his best.
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Mary L. (marymix) from NANTUCKET, MA Reviewed on 10/31/2009...
A fun twist on the classic "boy meets girl, loses girl, meets new girl" plotline, I enjoyed this movie very much. A different role for Meg Ryan, she's not the sweet girl-next-door this time, but she's still ditzy. A cameo by Dominick Dunne is a nice treat too.
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The best! The ultimate revenge fantasy!
lala zapata | NYC | 11/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie! Dark comedy at its best. Nice to see Ryan in a not so "Miss Mary Sunshine" role. Broderick was a wooden as ever but likeable nonetheless...especially when he flashes a smug expression reminiscent of those he was famous for in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.I loved watching the sneaky ex boyfriend get his much deserves comeuppance. You go girl! And there was a happy ending for both couples in the film...a nice was to balance all the dark notes in this comedy. Farafetched? Yes. Something normal people wopuld ever dare attempt? No way--unless they want to end up dead or in jail. But as far as revenge goes this is served up as sweet as pie. The ultimate revenge fantasy...I've seen it 3 times!"
Dark Comedy in Need of a Few More Laughs
Christopher J. Jarmick | Seattle, Wa. USA | 01/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Quirky dark comedy, isn't quite successful but tries for something different and nearly succeeds.It's a comedy about stalking and getting revenge on your ex-lovers. Meg Ryan plays against her type and succeeds with a well cast Mathew Broderick as her accomplice in criminal behavior. Meg Ryan wants revenge on her ex-boyfriend and Broderick wants his ex-girlfriend back. Their exes are dating each other and Ryan and Broderick join forces to stalk their former lovers and in the process get to know each other. There's some real slow parts and the obsessive cruelty of Meg Ryan's character gives things at times too dark an edge-but I appreciate films that don't play it safe like this one. Don't expect the laughs to be too plentiful and enjoy this quirky film.It marks the feature film directing debut of actor (After Hours)Griffin Dunne.If you liked After Hours and King of Comedy, you'll probably enjoy this one a lot.Chris Jarmick, Author of The Glass Cocoon with Serena F. Holder....
birdie456 | Durango, CO | 05/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie. I believe that it reflects the way that these four very different people react to having their hearts broken. It is so easy to judge people based on how they appear and this movie gives us pause. Very few movies can give us such insight without being depressing, yet this one leaves you feeling good."
David Robson | Wilmington, DE | 12/28/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There's a freshness to Addicted to Love that's long been absent from the romantic comedy genre. It takes a new angle in which paybacks become the ultimate art form of the jilted. The genial nature of the four leads keeps it interesting too. Even Ryan--never one of my favorites--is genuinely charming here, in a biker-chick sort of way. The happily ever after comes as expected, but the rocky road that takes us there is pleasantly unpredictable."
J. K. Jackson | Grass Valley, CA USA | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Meg & Matthew do a WONderful job - THAT is why they are ACTORS for a living!! :>D"